Dr. Morris M. Pickens, “Dr Mo” is a sports psychologist specializing in competitive performance enhancement. He helps elite athletes learn how to Choose Success to reach their highest potential.
He does this by helping athletes:
- think more effectively regarding the challenges they face
- practice more productively based on their strengths and weaknesses
- design a comprehensive performance plan to improve and ultimately succeed
Dr. Pickens has provided sports psychology consulting for PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, and Champions tour players and currently works with PGA Tour professionals Lucas Glover, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Jonathan Byrd and Nick Watney among others.
In addition to working with professional golfers, Dr. Pickens provides performance enhancement consulting for Oakland Raider and 5-time NFL Pro-Bowler, Richard Seymour as well as various sales and service organizations.
Dr. Pickens received his Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia in 1995. During this time, he studied under the direction of Dr. Bob Rotella and focused his research and consulting interests in the area of golf psychology, specifically the acquisition of putting confidence.
A Word from Dr. Mo
For over 15 years I have had the opportunity to help golfers of all ages strive for and attain their goals. During this time I have enjoyed watching high school players develop into Division I All-Americans, young professionals earn their way onto and win on the PGA Tour, and celebrated amateurs enhance their game as they joined the Champions Tour. That is what I try to accomplish with every player I work with – enhancing their mental skills so that they can advance from their current playing level to successively higher levels.
What I teach all athletes is a sound philosophy of performance combined with an ability to understand their emotions, their thought processes, and their practice habits and how each of these effect performance. I help players define goals, develop plans to achieve their goals, and evaluate their progress. I do not offer “quick fixes” or gimmicks.
Although I can’t promise that every player I work with will end up playing professional golf, with hard work, dedication, and a committment to working on one’s game, I can ensure clients of this. With my help you will learn how to think more effectively, practice more productively, and most importantly, shoot lower scores.